Minneapolis/St. Paul - Dec. 2, 2009 - Eight Team USA Minnesota distance runners will participate with more than 3,000 other runners and walkers in the 22nd annual Life Time Fitness Reindeer Run 5k on Dec. 5. The fun run starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Harriet bandshell and circles the south Minneapolis lake on a "sleigh-measured" course.
RACE HIGHLIGHTS: Megan Goethals of Rochester, Mich., and Lukas Verzbicas of Orland Hills, Ill., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) Midwest Regional today. The girls’ race began with a pack of ten runners, led by Goethals, Emily Sisson from Chesterfield, Mo., and Sara Kroll from Westland, Mich. After the two-mile mark, Goethals and Sisson separated from the pack, with Goethals securing the title in 17:24. Five of the top ten finishers are repeat qualifiers for the National Finals. Goethals is a two-time Midwest Regional Champion (2008 and 2009) and Sisson is a four-time qualifier.
RACE HIGHLIGHTS: Aisling Cuffe of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., and Brad Miles of Hatfield, Pa., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) Northeast Regional today. In the girls’ race, Cuffe claimed the lead after two miles securing the regional title in 17:45, more than 45 seconds ahead of second place finisher Abbey Leonardi of Kennebunkport, Maine (18:31). Chelsea Ley of Clarksboro, N.J., placed third in 18:33 and became a three-time FLCCC National Qualifier.
RACE HIGHLIGHTS: Chelsey Sveinsson of Dallas, Texas, and Craig Lutz of Highland Village, Texas, won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) South Regional today. In the girls’ race, Sveinsson, a junior from Greenhill High School, Kathryn Fluehr from Naples, Fla., and Rachel Johnson from Plano, Texas, ran a tight race until Sveinsson took a 100-meter lead late in the race to secure the win in 16:53. Sveinsson qualifies for the National Finals for the third consecutive year, with her second South Regional title.
Inaugural Half Marathon to Benefit Susan G. Komen’s® Marathon for the Cure® program - Dallas, TX – November 30, 2009 – The Competitor Group, Inc. today announced a new partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® as the official national charity of the inaugural Rock 'n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon. The event will take place Sunday, March 14, 2010 and will be named the Rock 'n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
BOYDS, Md. — The Washington Freedom of Women’s Professional Soccer has officially renamed its W-league team affiliate. The W-league team, which plays in the United States Soccer League (USL Division 1), has been changed from the Washington Freedom W-league to the Freedom Futures, a move made to reinforce the difference between the W-league team and the WPS first team, the Washington Freedom.